Everyone who makes a crowdfunding campaign wants it to be successful. But unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There’s always a possibility that something goes wrong and that things don’t end well. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot learn a lesson from it. Therefore, we’ll show you 5 things to learn from the failure in crowdfunding.

5 things to learn from the failure in crowdfunding

Have you ever started a crowdfunding campaign just to see how it failed miserably? You’re not alone, more people than you think (even with vast resources) end up failing to reach their goals. But everything has a reason for being and there’s always something to learn from failure. And today you’ll see 5 lessons of it.

1. Choose the indicated crowdfunding platform

Everyone has projects and ideas, but they won’t succeed everywhere. Remember that just because a platform is known or has many successful campaigns doesn’t mean you’ll be successful too. Evaluate very well what you’re looking for with your campaign. And choose a platform that suits you and your needs.

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There are crowdfunding platforms of all kinds and for all tastes. Find out which ones are available and choose the one that gives you the most opportunities. Source: Ness Digital Engineering

2. Conduct a good marketing campaign

Never think about posting your campaign on the fly and turn to your relatives to get money. Successful crowdfunding doesn’t work like that, preparation is vital to achieve it. And part of it involves using more than just social networks. It’s important to segment your audience and apply useful resources to attract them.

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Marketing and promoting a crowdfunding campaign goes beyond social media. You can make alliances and contact people inside or outside your network. Source: T/O Printing

3. Show true authenticity and responsibility

If you want to motivate people to contribute, you must show that you’re authentic. Describe who you are on your campaign page and try to appear in a pitch video talking about all these details plus your campaign. Keep your social networks active and publish relevant content so that everyone knows you mean business.

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Having authenticity is vital in order to guarantee the group of contributors you need for your crowdfunding campaign. Source: B&T

4. Set an appropriate funding goal

This isn’t always easy, because each project seeks to cover all the necessary costs. However, never ask for more money than you really need. Neither feel that you must place a lower goal than you need to realize your idea. You can specify for what you’ll use the money specifically with a list of costs.

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The funding goal of a crowdfunding campaign is also crucial to its success. Source: Northcash.com

5. Consider all the factors that you can

Are you launching your campaign at the right time? Where there’ll be more people willing to contribute? Also consider that you need enough time to prepare your campaign, at least 2 months are recommended to build your audience. Determine who you’re targeting and make sure your campaign is clear and understandable.

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There are many factors to consider before launching a crowdfunding campaign. Think well and investigate. Source: Lynda.com

As you can see, any failure in crowdfunding leaves a valuable lesson. It’s not always possible to succeed but a failure is equivalent to one step closer to success. For this reason, we urge you to never get discouraged and continue evaluating your campaigns. Until you reach the goal!

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One can always learn from failure!